The Complete Guide to Regina International Airport (YQR)

Regina International Airport (YQR) is the second-busiest airport in the province of Saskatchewan, connecting passengers to destinations across North America.

Location and Transportation

Regina International Airport is located just eight minutes from Downtown Regina at 5201 Regina Ave.

In terms of public transportation, the airport is serviced by one bus route that runs when the airport and surrounding businesses experience peak traffic volumes.

Bus route 24 connects Regina International Airport and Downtown Regina with service from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6–9am and 4pm–12am. The bus runs every 20 minutes except from 4–9pm, when it runs every 40 minutes.

Regina International Airport is served by a few taxi companies, which pick up passengers in the commercial lane, located in short-term parking across from the arrivals doors.

Ridesharing is also available at the airport through Uber.

Car rentals are located on the first floor of the terminal, and the designated rental car pick-up and drop-off parking lot can be found a short walk from the terminal building via a designated walkway.

Car rental companies at Regina International Airport include:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National

Regina International Airport also has a dedicated cell phone waiting area for drivers who are waiting to pick up arriving passengers. The parking area is located on the right-hand side as you drive towards the terminal.


The Regina International Airport is composed of a single terminal that’s split into two floors.

The first floor is home to the check-in counters, car rental counters, international and domestic baggage carousels, and Canada Border Services Agency passport control.

The second floor houses pre-departure security and departure Gates 1–9.

Airlines and Destinations

Regina International Airport is host to four airlines.

From Regina, you can take direct flights to destinations in Canada, the US, and Mexico, as well as to sun destinations such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

The following airlines fly in and out of Regina International Airport:

Star Alliance

  • Air Canada

Other Airlines

  • Lynx Air
  • Sunwing
  • WestJet


Lounges are ideal for those with a bit of extra time before boarding their flight. Many offer comfortable seating, complimentary snacks and refreshments, and free Wi-Fi.

Regina International Airport is home to one departure lounge.

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located on Level 2 in the departures area between Gates 4 and 5. The lounge is open daily from 5am to 6:30pm.

Priority Services

Regina International Airport offers priority services for premium ticket holders or elite status holders. These services may include priority check-in, security, boarding, and baggage, as well as lounge access.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that priority services are usually specific to the airline, so they’ll change depending on who you are flying with.

Airport Hotels

There are no on-site hotels at the Regina International Airport; however, there are many options within five kilometres, some of which offer complimentary airport shuttles.

The following nearby hotels offer complimentary shuttle service:

  • Days Inn by Wyndham Regina Airport West
  • Home Inn and Suites Regina Airport
  • Meridian Inn & Suites Regina Airport

International Transfers

For those passing through Regina International Airport from the US or another country, you’ll need to go through passport control upon arrival.

Following this, you can then proceed to collect your baggage and check-in for your next flight as usual.

US Pre-Clearance

Regina International Airport doesn’t have a US pre-clearance facility, so you’ll need to go through the formalities when you land at your first port of entry in the US.

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